Hahn Street on the City's Agenda Tuesday

Development project has been in limbo since 2008.

Elmhurst City Council members will meet in their standing committees at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at , 209 N. York St. That meeting will be followed by a session of the Committee of the Whole to discuss the Hahn Street development, which has not been discussed at a public meeting for a couple of years.

The Development, Planning and Zoning Committee agenda includes a request by the city to amend the text of the zoning ordinance regarding legal notice and publication requirements for a zoning ordinance map and/or text amendment.

The actual case that spurred this review occurred in July, when the DPZ Committee was set to consider an amendment that would allow for 65-foot-tall buildings downtown without setbacks from the street or conditional use application. Residents and two aldermen after learning that the city does not send notices about discussions of text amendments, and that meeting was canceled.

Elmhurst's Zoning and Planning Administrator Than Werner told the DPZ committee last month that the issue can be resolved not by changing the zoning requirements but through better communication about meeting agendas.

Also on the DPZ agenda is a request to adopt a bicycle parking ordinance.

The Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee will review the purchase of mobile data terminals, the renewal of a line of credit, the vehicle sticker program and the community grant program.

Public Affairs and Safety Committee will look at stop sign requests for Adelia Street and Lawndale Avenue, and for Mitchell and McKinley streets. Committee members also will discuss solicitor's hours.

Public Works and Buildings Committee is not scheduled to meet.

At the Committee of the Whole meeting, which is expected to begin at around 7:30 p.m., David Strosberg of Morningside Group, the developer of the Hahn Street project, will present possible changes to the project, which has been on hold since 2008. The original development plan in 2007 was for 82 condominiums, seven townhomes and retail space.

The development was slated to be built between York and Hahn streets and North Avenue and Addison Street, and was to include 20,000 square feet of retail shops on the first floor, below the condominiums, fronting York Street.

The public is invited to speak before the committees for up to three minutes.

PJC October 11, 2011 at 07:18 PM
How about just one store - Trader Joe's! Isn't that one of the stores our mayor promised to bring to Elmhurst if he was elected?
Bill Angel October 11, 2011 at 11:03 PM
PJC, Our Mayor did in fact promise a Trader Joes on several occasions during and and after the campaign. He also promised to fix the ComEd stuff but the task force has had no direction form our fearless leader. The flooding problems will get fixed too per the Mayor! You catching the drift?
Darlene Heslop October 13, 2011 at 04:09 AM
trader joe's was promised by the mayor - problem was, both trader joe's and whole food had no intention of ever coming to elmhurst (not part of business plan in either case) - i directly contacted both who stated to me in no uncertain terms that they were not coming now, nor ever in the future, thank you very much. flooding task force has no direction - it took until april for there to be even 1 meeting. promise of task force being in place 30 days after flooding (july 2010), was not picked until february 2011, 1 meeting - april 2011. has yet to fully support measures council has taken regarding legislation in springfield, and only having meeting w/3 of "hiz guyz" and comed is a slap in the face of the people of this city. now he's attempting to put a tif district in a known flood plain (riverside drive) which does nothing to help the flooding problem.


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